RPT-RPT-Hyundai, Kia target 4 pct rise in global vehicle sales in 2014

Wed Jan 1, 2014 6:28pm EST

SEOUL Jan 2 (Reuters) - South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp aim to boost global sales by 4 percent this year to a combined 7.86 million vehicles, the pair said in regulatory filings on Thursday.

The companies, which together rank fifth in global car sales, said they sold 7.56 million vehicles combined in 2013 as growth overseas offset a lackluster showing at home. That was up 6 percent from the previous year, and better than the original Hyundai-Kia target of 7.41 million.

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